FACTS:
Attendance is 8x more of a predictor of student achievement than prior test scores.

NCMHS students missed 5,135 full days, 654 half days, and checked in or out 8,215 times in 2017-2018.

That’s equivalent to 2,072,885 instructional minutes lost (NOT including the check ins/outs) NCMHS is committed to helping YOU see the benefits of being at school EVERY DAY!

STUDENT INCENTIVES:
Homerooms with perfect attendance on an announced week will be rewarded. Possible rewards include doughnuts and juice, popsicle party, or pizza party.

Drawings for gift cards & prizes will be done every couple of weeks for students with perfect attendance.

Almost perfect attendance (1 absence and 1 check in/out are allowed) with an A in the class = exempt from midterms (except for DE, AP, and CTE classes with an IBC)
– Dr. Notes & School Functions are excused
– Check-Ins/Check-Outs count against absences unless there’s a dr. note

ATTENDANCE IS TAKEN DURING MORNING ASSEMBLY!
The first tardy bell rings at 7:55.

Student and homeroom attendance will be posted daily.

Students are late to school if they come after 7:55 and must check in.

In order to protect instructional time from multiple interruptions, if a student checks in at 8:05 (or does not make it to class from the auditorium in a timely fashion) after classes are already in session, the student will be held in the office until 8:15. At 8:15, administrators will escort students to 1st hour class so that there is only one interruption all at once to 1st hour.

At 8:30, administrators will escort students to 1st hour one final time.
Students checking in after 8:30 will not be allowed to go to 1st hour and will be counted absent ncfor the entire hour.

Reminder: If you are absent from school, you are not allowed to participate in school activities, including practice, on that same school day.